January 5, 2015: Picasso’s Granddaughter Sells $290 Million Worth of His Works; Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera to Contest Detainment; and Warhol Takes 2015

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Jan 7, 2015 9:37PM


In New York … Puddle, pothole, portal” closes at SculptureCenter; “Jeanette Hayes: This American Life” closes at 55 Gansevoort.

In London … Ming: 50 Years that Changed China” closes at The British Museum.

In Paris … Marcel Duchamp: La Peinture Même” closes at the Centre Pompidou; “Mark Lewis: Invention at the Louvre” closes at the Musée du Louvre.

In Beijing … Zhang Xiaotao: In The Realm Of Microcosmic” closes at Pékin Fine Arts.

Today’s Notable News

Cuban officials arrested performance artist Tania Bruguera three times last week; the artist is now planning to dispute her detainments in court. (via The Art Newspaper)

Picasso’s granddaughter, who had a notoriously conflicted relationship with the artist, is unloading some of his works from her private collection, garnering over $290 million in the process. (via Page Six)

2015 looks like a landmark year for Warhol, whose works will be featured in some 40 exhibitions this year—a result of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’s aggressive program of donations. The foundation bequeathed over 14,000 works in its latest round, with an agreement that each work must be exhibited in the next five years. (via the New York Times)

Christie’s will auction Caravaggio’s Boy Peeling a Fruit (1591) later this month during its Old Masters Week, in a rare occurrence of one of the painter’s works at auction. (via artnet News)

Fluxus Art Projects has announced the recipients of its first round of 2015 funding, including a group show organized by Laura McLean-Ferris and featuring Mélanie Matranga, Essex Olivares, Dena Yago, and Barbara T. Smith; Nicolas Deshayes’s first institutional exhibition; an installation by Anna Barham; and artists Olivier Castel, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Isabelle Cornaro, and Celia Hempton. (via artnet News)

Best of Instagram

Via @154fair: “We are delighted to announce the first ‘1:54 Pop-Up’ in #NewYork • 1:54 NY will be held at @pioneerworks in #RedHook #Brooklyn across the 15-17 May 2015 • The fair will take place in the spectacular main hall (pictured) and will include several smaller enclosed exhibition spaces that will host #154forum and special projects • We can’t wait!”

Good Reads

Free at Last! Munch, Mondrian, and Kandinsky Enter the Public Domain(via Hyperallergic)

Anselm Kiefer Meets Cern’s Inspirational Scientists, and Gets to See Its Very Large Hadron Collider(via The Art Newspaper)

Vatican Art in a Gay Light(via the New York Times)

The Life and Death of U.S. Architecture: 10 Buildings That Were Rescued or Razed in 2014(via Architizer)

Artist of the Day

French painter and surrealist pioneer Yves Tanguy was born on this day in 1900. Tanguy’s singular style and his emphasis on “seeking” rather than “painting” yielded the nebulous landscapes that span his most famous works.

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